ELYRIA, Ohio - Elyria Police Captain Chris Constantino confirms to NewsChannel5 that two attempted abductions reported Thursday appear to be related.
A 12-year-old girl was approached around 4:38p.m. in the area of the BP gas station on East Bridge Street when an older white male with gray hair in his 50s or 60s driving a white van pulled alongside her and asked if she need a ride home, Constantino said. The girl ran away to a nearby gas station and called for help.
Around 5:15 p.m., an older white male driving a white van reportedly pulled up alongside a group of young girls and asked all of the them if they need a ride home. The girls took off and alerted their families.
According to Constantino, residents reported seeing the van in the area throughout the week in the white, GMC van.
Anyone with information should contact the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302
This is the third reported attempted luring in Elyria this week with a similar description.